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Geron Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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Geron Director, President & CEO John A. Scarlett
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  1. "Serious morale issues have developed recently"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Geron full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great science. Was a tight-knit team until fairly recently.

    Cons

    A group of individuals who all worked together before has been hired in, and has a very rigid view of the world and how it should operate. They are not open to alternate opinions and do not seek out or listen to (when offered unsolicited) the input of those who are not members of the "inner circle"

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to develop a culture that values input of all employees, and is willing to have more flexibility of thoughts.


  2. "Challenging and ultimately rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Geron (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting, potentially revolutionary science

    Cons

    Challenging time with many layoffs in the recent past. Low morale.


  3. "not very happy there at all"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Geron full-time

    Pros

    bonuses are pretty good there

    Cons

    Sr. management is about the dollar and not the workers


  4. "Underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pioneer Technology and nice labs

    Cons

    Working Environment and salary and benefits

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Business first, science second, employee satisfaction last."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    100% 401K match, stock plan, stem cell program

    Cons

    Poor business decisions, low stock value, very little reward for hard work, and poor communication from the top down.


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